The House of Mouse Project / 11.05.2020

The one that put the glad in gladiator. After tackling some heavy topics in Pocahontas and The Hunchback of Notre Dame with animation that reached for the prospect of high art and Academy Awards glory, Disney seemingly abandoned both concepts with the next animated feature in their pipeline. A concept that had been floating around the studio for years, Hercules was seen as the next great commercial hope, with its comedy-heavy screenplay and merchandise-friendly characters. In the end, the film would continue Disney's decline at the box office and...